Work. Exercise. Bills. Social Media. Traffic. Weddings. Pets. Health. Friendships. Food. Kids. Housework. Sleep. Emails. Practice. Phone calls. Homework. Hobbies. Deadlines. Illness. Birthday parties. Stuff. And more stuff. In any given day, week, or month, most of us have a ton of responsibilities and are […]
Balance can feel like a big word—and an even bigger life goal. We know the benefits of having a balanced life (including more rest, being healthier and more open, and lower stress), but this doesn’t mean we necessarily achieve it in our lives. And, just when we find some balance, we can quickly lose it. Well, there’s no easy answer to all of this, but what we can tell you is that achieving balance starts with a good, long look at your life. And then, you simply start trying. That’s really it. So start by looking at your life and asking what you can change or move around to create more balance. What things can you add, take away, or keep the same? It might mean putting your phone down and going on a hike once a week to breathe in some fresh air and get perspective. Or it could might mean meditating for 30 minutes each day. For others, it might be tending to their gardens or indoor plants. Whatever it is, it’s important to remember that balance doesn’t mean that every part of our lives is perfect. We’re still going to feel emotions. And, we still live in a dynamic world that continues to challenge our balance. It just means that we have the tools to balance ourselves out. So this month, get ready to try and try again to get balanced, and have fun doing it. Getting balanced matters.